Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship program was created to:
- provide support for newcomer and refugee artists to develop their artistic practice;
- support the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto
We define a newcomer as:
- an immigrant or refugee who has lived in Canada for less than 7 years
- a refugee is a person who was forced to leave their home country and is now located in Canada
The program provides funding for individual newcomer and refugee professional* artists to be mentored (guided) in their chosen arts discipline. The mentorship application is submitted by the newcomer artist with the mentor as the co-applicant. Both the applicant and the mentor must identify as professional* artists.
For additional details regarding eligibility, value of grant and application process, please visit this link: